INSERT OVERWRITE will overwrite any existing data in the table or partition
and INSERT INTO will append to the table or partition keeping the existing
Please have a look into the below link for the same.
-Hope it helps,
On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Kasun Weranga <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to know the difference between Hive insert into and insert
> overwrite for a Hive external table.